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Blu Stone Bistro

661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
518-869-9976
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Ranked #30 of 591 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Silver Spring, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We loved this small place, located a convenient 10 minutes from the Albany, NY Airport. We had about 90 minutes pre-flight and were looking for some good local fare. This restaurant more than delivered. Wonderful fresh scallops, Ahi Tuba, paella, all were served with lovely presentation with sparkling fresh sauces. The wine selection was good and not overpriced. And the... More

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Rochester, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were welcomed like old friends, seated promptly at the outside table of our choice where we were served promptly, attentively, but never obtrusively to a relaxing evening of wine, food, and fresh air. We spent part of the afternoon at Saratoga race track. Which is one of our summer special things to do. This fun Bistro and the adjoining... More

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Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Contemporary atmosphere; friendly, attentive service. Stopped before picking our (adult) kids up from the airport. Caprese salad was fresh, flavorful, lovely. Ripe tomatoes, authentic cheese. Flatbread pizza was too heavy on the garlic for me, but garlic lovers wouldn't complain! The California had lots of fresh basil, avocado, and cherry tomatoes. Crust is homemade, thin, crisp, and has a real... More

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great food and drinks! Had appetizers and a sandwich were were very tasty. The Sangria was amazing! The drinks were a little pricey for Albany. Our drinks were $9-$11. Its right across the street from the Desmond.

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Niskayuna, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Highly recommend dinner here. From the moment you walk in the staff was very attentive. The Tuna tartar app was outstanding. The California pizza was also very good. The Salmon and yellow fin tuna dishes were delicious. Excellent presentation on all the dishes as well. The only negative - no live band playing. Will definitely go back.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Love the fusion Trio and a great glass of HESS at the bar. Cool place and I felt comfortable as a single lady traveler

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New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This restaurant is quite sleek-looking and modern and tries very hard to be "hip". They need to pay more attention to the food, however. My wife and I had dinner there on a recent weekend. SHe orderd the lobster salad appetizer which was essentially a green salad with a little bit of lobster perched on top of some lettuce. The... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I ended up at Blu Stone because I happened to be on Wolf Road, starving with most places offering 70 minute wait times. Our server, Thomas, was a joy. Attentive in the best way, accommodating (he let my friend sample some beers before she made her choice) and knowledgeable about the menu (steering us gently with suggestions). We ended up... More

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Lockport, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We dined here with a large group on business. Although we made a reservation and arrived on time, we inexplicably had to wait 20 minutes for our table while the restaurant was half-empty. After the snobby bartender informed us that we were not allowed to take our happy hour priced drinks to our table in the dining room, we were... More

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Albany, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Excellent choice for small gatherings. We loved the food, the room, the set up, the catering staff, the servers - EVERYTHING! We highly recommend it.

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